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General Course Information for WCM611B: Masterandapos;s Research Project II

Course: WCM611B - Masterandapos;s Research Project II
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Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description:

Two-month course, meets once a week. A continuation of WCM 611A. Students complete the project including all required documentation and formally present their final product to a review panel for evaluation. Grading is H, S, or U only. Course is In Progress (IP) grade eligible.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Complete and submit the written project report.
  • Demonstrate both written and oral communication skills relevant to a focused research interest.
  • Develop the ability of critical and innovative ideas for current and future research areas. 
  • Identify the needs and importance of the selected research topics for further development.
  • Gain sufficient hands-on training as a team member.
  • Construct a statistical model for signal analysis in communication area that allows to prove the model, describe the properties and apply in the real world problem.
  • Apply the concept of random variable function and the signal sampling techniques for estimation theory.
  • Design, implement, and test of wireless communication systems using the spread spectrum transmission and reception, CDMA and GSM principles.
  • Integrate the operation and protocols for simplex tone and data paging systems, WAP, WML, WLAN based IEEE 802.11b.
  • Utilize the different kinds of coding and decoding schemes used in wireless(Trellies coding, Turbo coding etc.), detection theory concepts: Bayesian approach to statistical inference, hypothesis testing and the Neyman-Pearson lemma, maximum likelihood decision rules, minimax decision rules, composite hypothesis testing, CFAR detection.
  • Implement Data Encryption Standard (DES), identification and authentication and public key systems.
  • Augment multiuser modulation and demodulation principles including  MAI, Chernoff and Bhattacharya bounds, etc.
  • Develop the ability of critical thinking and innovative ideas for current and future research in the area of Wireless Communication.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures